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The Esperanza Effect Newsletter: June 2019

Esperanza Charter Schools and College Celebrate Graduations

Congratulations Class of 2019! Esperanza College of Eastern University (ECEU) joyously celebrated the graduation of 30 students this past month. The ceremony honored students earning their associate degrees in fields such as accounting, health sciences, and early childhood education.

ECEU’s graduation took place on May 24, 2019, at North Philadelphia’s new hub for Latino arts and culture: Teatro Esperanza. ECEU’s Associate Dean Gladys Ramirez-Wrease shared her pride in the newly minted Esperanza College graduates, saying, “to see these young men and young women overcome so many obstacles to reach this milestone, it brings joy and purpose to what we do here at the college.”

Across the city, Esperanza Academy honored students at its own graduation on May 30, 2019, at the Irvine Auditorium on University of Pennsylvania’s campus. Esperanza Cyber School also recognized its graduates during a ceremony on June 3, 2019. We are so proud of each and every one of our graduates and their achievements!

Congratulations to all of our wonderful Grads!


Help Immigrants in Philadelphia—Give Hope, Give Esperanza!

People. Family. Community.

Esperanza Immigration Legal Services (EILS) serves Hunting Park by ensuring people, families, and communities in Philadelphia can achieve the American dream of citizenship. Watch our #EsperanzaTalks clip below to learn how Maria and Ramiro became new U.S. citizens with the help of EILS.

We hope you’ll consider making a gift to EILS so immigrants may continue to thrive and prosper in their communities!


All We Can Say is Thank You!

Esperanza has reached the end of a very exciting and full fiscal year! We want you to know that each gift you make to Esperanza means hope and change for hardworking families and students in Hunting Park. We’re building resources and assets for Latinos in Hunting Park so they can work and thrive in their community. Thank YOU for making it all possible!

Our work is not yet done. We need you as we continue to bring transformation and opportunity to the Hunting Park community. We look forward to what the next chapter holds. ¡Muchas gracias!


Esperanza Partner Spotlight: UnidosUS

Esperanza makes a difference in the lives of so many because of the dedication of our amazing partners. Esperanza has worked with UnidosUS as a member of the UnidosUS Affiliate network. Recently, UnidosUS invested in Esperanza’s Immigration Legal Services (EILS) and youth voter registration task force programs, through the UnidosUS Digital Innovation Program presented by Comcast.  We are thankful to UnidosUS for empowering Esperanza to deliver the highest quality services to the people of Hunting Park. Thank you to UnidosUS!

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